12 months
15800 EUR/year
6200 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Arts in Community Music from University of Limerick offers a comprehensive grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to function as a successful community musician in a range of contexts. 


About the Community Music at University of Limerick

The course is aimed at musicians who want to extend or develop the abilities needed to facilitate the expressive work of others and work effectively with a wide range of people in diverse settings.

Students attain practical perspectives and hands-on experiences in the emerging field of Community Music in conjunction with developing the skills required to realise projects from their inception to their final execution.

The course includes: new music skills, groupwork, fundraising, evaluation, project development and entrepreneurism. The course considers and addresses the growing interest in Community Music throughout the world.


  • To equip students with a professional qualification in Community Music
  • To develop workshop skills, practical management and all other skills necessary for this work
  • To add to the academic canon of community music writing
  • To consider and be part of the development of community music in Ireland
  • To promote access to excellent participatory music making


Orchestral outreach, Prison and Probation Service, Schools, Day Care settings, health settings, Youth Service, Local Authority, Arts Councils, Adult Education, Multicultural Arts groups.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Community Music Skills 
  • Community Music in Context
  • Independent Study 
  • Colloquium 
  • Community Music Project
  • Critical Contexts for Arts Management and Cultural Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

EU Applicants: Early application is advisable.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Qualification transcripts and certificates
    • English language qualification if English is not your first language
    • Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English.
    • A copy of your birth certificate or passport

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6200 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Limerick

850 - 1150 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Community Music
University of Limerick


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!